Blanche M. Dyer Ballagh was born in Iowa on May 8, 1881. Ballagh settled in Los Angeles in 1910. She was most active as an artist there during the 1920s and 1930s as art chairman of the Federation of Womens Clubs. She died in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, 1975.
Exh: Glendale AA, 1923; Artists Fiesta (LA), 1931; Royars (LA), 1935.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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